... I re-watched Casablanca again a few days ago, and I've had a quote from it stuck in my mind ever since... you know the part - just before Bergman leaves Bogie's sorry ass in the rain - where they are together.. supposedly in love.... smiling and happy... Bogie pops open a bottle of champagne, and says...

".. who are you really?... and what were you before?..."

... there... did you catch that?... at first, I probably thought of that statement just like everyone else.. sorta like, "aww... he lurves her and wants to know more about her"... but then, it hit me...

... he doesn't even know her.. not really... Jesus, what a sucker.. I stick to my original treatise on Casablanca... it's buried somewhere in the archives if you care to search...

... anyway, some see it as a romantic movie... I don't... I still believe that ole Ingrid played Bogie like a fucking violin from start to finish...

by Eric on April 26, 2005 | Bullshit (6) | Psycho Rants
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It is classic noir with the femme fatale. As such, your premise is, indeed, correct.

Bullshitted by Christina on April 26, 2005 11:21 AM

Yep. Love it! "Here's lookin at you..."

Bullshitted by sadie on April 26, 2005 01:34 PM

Of course he was played and to top it off he KNEW he was being played and he was such a nice guy he just let it we could use a little more of him in the world

Bullshitted by arathorn on April 26, 2005 01:40 PM

Has to be about the best movie ever made. (But to show you how warped my mind is, my number two flick is "Blazing Saddles") Rick gets off the fence, so to speak, at the end of the flick, and is it just me, or does it seem his walk is a bit crisper and shoulders a bit straighter for doing so.

Bullshitted by Guy S. on April 27, 2005 01:42 AM

Sometimes we know we're being played, but we choose to go along with it anyway.

Rick knew it, even in France.

There are far worse fates; I know some of them firsthand.

Bullshitted by Jack on April 27, 2005 03:20 PM

I had a similar Bogie moment a few years ago... I thought the exact same thoughts about that phrase: what does it mean? love must be proportional to knowledge, so...

But still there is something else going on... I'll let you know if I get an insight into it...

Bullshitted by Dz on April 27, 2005 06:54 PM